• Lance Armstrong rehabilitation attempt continues with Esquire interview1 day 6 hours agoCough and die

    Cough and die

  • MP: ‘cyclists bring it on themselves’ if they time trial on dual carriageway1 day 6 hours agoBeaufort wrote:Personally I

    Beaufort wrote:
    Personally I avoid A roads when riding. Just not worth the risk.

    I'd be stuck for places to go if I didn't use A roads. I'm motivated to visit places I've never been to before by bike, not so much by car.

    One such place, 40 miles from home was a lovely Sunday morning ride. I took the wife and kids on the same route in the car...never again...what a nightmare. At Wits End

    I think only the obesity epidemic will force the government to take cycling seriously as a form of transport, so kids can cycle to school and road safety for all road users is considered.

  • MP: ‘cyclists bring it on themselves’ if they time trial on dual carriageway1 day 6 hours agoThe best way to solve the

    The best way to solve the problem is two fold.
    1. ban HGV from the roads during daylight hours.
    2. to stop Stupid comments from any MP, remove the need to be stupid, and speak before you think from the list of qualities needed to be an MP! Laughing

  • MP: ‘cyclists bring it on themselves’ if they time trial on dual carriageway1 day 6 hours agoYou can't say all A roads are

    You can't say all A roads are bad, they usually have the advantage of being wide and with clear visibility for long distances.
    There are faster A roads I prefer not to cycle on simply because of the speed difference, it only takes a moment of inattention from a driver and you've had it. This part of the A50 would be one of those I avoided.

  • MP: ‘cyclists bring it on themselves’ if they time trial on dual carriageway1 day 6 hours agoTT on cycle paths.

    TT on cycle paths. Laughing

  • MP: ‘cyclists bring it on themselves’ if they time trial on dual carriageway1 day 6 hours agoI see one or two cyclists on

    I see one or two cyclists on the A1 in Newcastle every morning driving to work. They must have a death wish

  • Sportful R&D bib shorts and jersey1 day 6 hours agoLook very nice. I have

    Look very nice. I have sportful winter tights and they are excellent. Had a shop around and you can get these at Evans with code CL10 for £165.58. Bargain. If only I wasn't skint!

  • MP: ‘cyclists bring it on themselves’ if they time trial on dual carriageway1 day 6 hours agoTTing on a busy A road is

    TTing on a busy A road is asking to be removed from the gene pool unfortunately but then banning cyclists from A roads is a little to extreme. The roads are busy, heavy and are meant to be driven at speeds up to 70mph, specially the main 'arterial ones' that supplement the motorway to larger towns and cities.

    Like Beaufort, I avoid them like the plague as I accidentally ended up on one once and it wasn't a pleasant 10 minute experience. Wind drag from on a normal bike from a passing truck would be enough to pull you into the middle of the road so heavens knows what it would be like on a TT bike.

    It is a shame it has to come to this as we should be able to share the roads but common sense has to prevail. Is someone going to try a TT on the M4/M25 next?

  • MP: ‘cyclists bring it on themselves’ if they time trial on dual carriageway1 day 6 hours agoCan we start a petition to

    Can we start a petition to turn the A50 into a cycle path?!

  • Metric Century Challenge 2013-20141 day 6 hours ago18 Jan | 1 Point | 105.2

    18 Jan | 1 Point | 105.2 Miles | 169.3 Km

    2 Feb | 1 Point | 104.0 Miles |167.3 Km
    16 Feb | 1 Point | 87.3 Miles | 140.5 Km

    1 Mar | 1 Point | 108.3 Miles | 174.3 Km
    8 Mar | 1 Point | 76.2 Miles | 122.6 Km
    15 Mar | 1 Point | 73.3 Miles | 118.0 Km
    22 Mar | 1 Point | 71.4 Miles | 114.9 Km
    29 Mar | 2 point | 125.8 Miles | 202.5 Km

    13 Apr | 1 point | 105.0 Miles | 169.0 Km
    19 Apr | 1 point | 117.7 Miles | 189.4 Km
    26 Apr | 1 point | 110.3 Miles | 177.5 Km

    4 May | 1 point | 100.8 Miles | 162.2 Km
    11 May | 1 point | 112.1 Miles | 180.4 Km 'Fred Whitton'
    17 May | 1 point | 102.5 Miles | 165.0 Km
    25 May | 1 point | 104.3 Miles | 167.9 Km 'Roman Road'
    31 May | 1 point | 79.1 Miles | 127.3 Km 'Tour de France Stage 1'

    15 Jun | 2 points | 164.4 Miles | 264.6 Km 'Ice Cream Ride'
    21 Jun | 1 point | 102.0 Miles | 164.2 Km Bwlch y Groes / Ffordd Pen Llech

    12 Jul | 3 points | 214.7 Miles | 345.5 Km 'Doing a Tommy Godwin'

    Total KM: 3322.4 Km
    Total Points: 23

    Big Grin

  • Skoda FL1 day 6 hours agoI like both ways. I like this

    I like both ways. I like this one knowing I can make as many as I like when I like. But could run out.

    But I like knowing I have 2 transfers everyday and can make penalties if needed and still end up with 2 transfers the next day.

    With this one I had a poor day today, but could have been worse. Contador and Porte are now in, so have a strong team for the next couple of stages

  • I want to build a single speed - but how?!1 day 6 hours agoTurn that into a geared bike

    Turn that into a geared bike or punt it and get something with horizontal dropouts.

    It can be done, but a frameset like that is not singlespeed friendly, certainly not as a novice project.

  • MP: ‘cyclists bring it on themselves’ if they time trial on dual carriageway1 day 6 hours agoPersonally I avoid A roads

    Personally I avoid A roads when riding. Just not worth the risk.

  • Tour de France stage 8: la vie en Vosges1 day 6 hours agoenrique wrote:Dave Atkinson

    enrique wrote:
    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    the skoda one's not doing a season's worth of calculations on 2,500 riders...
    enrique wrote:
    Why don't you run that part of the update during the race itself when there's no traffic in the game?...
    If it really is the rider updates that make the processs slower, why don't you run that during the race while no one is playing? I don't think rider stats change that much if they're behind one stage... Thinking

    Its the whole process that takes the time, you can't just run different bits at different times as everything is coupled. Updating the rider scores/stats is the needed to update all the league standings and so on and so forth. For the 20 or so minutes it takes to run the update, it wouldn't be worth it to run parts at different times anyway, as the game will ultimately still be unavailable for the same period.

  • A silly sunglasses question...1 day 6 hours agoI'm a speccy git, and find it

    I'm a speccy git, and find it varies from eyewear to eyewear.

    In general though, I usually have the glasses on before the helmet... Because I'm a speccy git.

    I don't give a toss about the velominati rules. I've been riding too many years to be given instruction by anyone... Particularly some twat in his forties that started cycling a year ago.

  • MP: ‘cyclists bring it on themselves’ if they time trial on dual carriageway1 day 7 hours agoOne cyclist on A50 struck

    One cyclist on A50 struck from behind by texting truck driver

    http://www.uttoxeter-news.co.uk/News/Dead-cyclists-father-in-bid-to-ban-...

    Another truck driver received a suspended sentence for death by careless driving for mowing down and killing a cyclist from behind

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-17695954

    A quote from the (presumably) naive and completely misguided woman who has put the petition together

    “Two years ago I witnessed a cyclist get struck by a HGV. As a witness, the police kept me informed and the cyclist died leaving behind his wife and children.
    “The driver was given a driving ban losing his livelihood"

    Seems much more concerned that the truck driver lost his job to me.

  • Heat Punctures1 day 7 hours agomike the bike wrote:I would

    mike the bike wrote:
    I would be surprised if your problem stems from excess heat, I think it much more likely you have a fault in your wheel. The rim tape seems to be the prime suspect and I would junk the insulating tape and replace it with proper, fabric rim tape. I prefer it to the plastic type as it doesn't stiffen with age or deform into a twisted mess.

    Wheel rims, and especially discs, do get extremely hot under prolonged braking. There's nothing new here and race mechanics commonly burn their fingers working on hot metal.

    Best of luck.

    This is what I wanted to hear, thanks Mike.
    Thanks everyone for your contributions, i'll get some decent rim tape ordered now. Smile

  • I want to build a single speed - but how?!1 day 7 hours agoMight be better though to buy

    Might be better though to buy something off ebay with horizontal dropouts, or get something like a Pompino with track ends. Not as light, but if you're into fitness use rather than racing why worry?

  • I want to build a single speed - but how?!1 day 7 hours agoHere's

    Here's onehttp://www.singlespeedoutlaw.com/main/articles/singlespeedhowto.shtml

  • Training on Low Carb Diet1 day 8 hours agoIf you want to shift some

    If you want to shift some lard, try the 5 day detox diet here
    http://www.zoeharcombe.com/
    Basically, cut out sugar, alcohol, caffeine and you're most of the way there.
    It usually shifts 2-3kg for me but I still manage a 20 mile commute on it although it will leave you a bit tired and low on glycogen.
    A word of warning, I stopped it on Thursday and went for a longish ride on Saturday and had to reach for the gels at mile 50 to avoid bonking this weekend.

  • French rickshaw driver looking for the Channel escorted off dual carriageway in East Sussex1 day 8 hours agoI must save this URL for when

    I must save this URL for when anti-segregationists next poo-poo good cycling infrastructure because they fear they'll lose the "right" to use the road. It's de facto gone already on quite a few roads. On other A-roads, a hard-core of cyclists may still go out on them, but many others are put off from cycling on them.

    I'm not easily put off, but there are a few single-carriageway A-roads around here that are really nasty to cycle on. Straight and flatter A-roads with good visibility particularly, for some reason - seem to get much higher rates of nasty, close & fast passes on them.

  • The Armstrong lie on channel 41 day 8 hours ago[oops, this comment was meant

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  • rider weight1 day 8 hours agoPower to weight is the

    Power to weight is the important figure. If I could drop 7lbs and keep the same power all the better. Taller cyclists will generally weigh more than smaller, so to be competitive whilst tall you need to be stick thin - as long as they can put out the same or more power than a smaller rider.

  • Drunk driver who killed cyclist sentenced to 7 years in jail1 day 16 hours agoExactly, though Battle isn't

    Exactly, though Battle isn't in the highlands of Scotland:

    It has a station with trains going to London & Hastings, and also an hourly bus service as well.

    In short, like many, including those not living in cities, she won't actually need car.

    Tragically the Novak family had to suffer first.

  • I want to build a single speed - but how?!1 day 17 hours agoThe biggest issue you'll have

    The biggest issue you'll have to overcome if using that frame is the chain tension and gearing. Ideally for a SS bike you need horizontal drop outs to slide the rear wheel backwards or forwards to get the chain tension spot on.
    You might be lucky and choose what is called the magic gear which is a ratio from chainring and sprocket that needs to tensioner . Another option is to use a chain tensioner on the mech hanger.